August Ames (born Mercedes Grabowski; August 23, 1994 – December 5, 2017) was a Canadian porn actress who appeared in more than 100 films, including a non-porn movie in 2016 and was nominated for several AVN Awards. In 2017, at the age of 23, Ames committed suicide as a result of backlash on social media over a tweet she posted that some people interpreted as homophobic.
August Ames Biography/Wiki
|Profession||Actress & Model|
|Years Active||2013 – 2017|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Not Known|
Debut & Awards
|Debut||In 2013 – As an Actress|
|Awards||2015: AVN Awards – Best New Starlet (Nominated)
2015: XBIZ Awards – Best New Starlet (Nominated)
2016: AVN Awards – Female Performer of the Year (Nominated)
2016: XBIZ Awards – Female Performer of the Year (Nominated)
2017: AVN Awards – Female Performer of the Year (Nominated)
|Nick Name / Stage Name||Hailey Edwards|
|Born (Date of Birth)||23 August 1994|
|Birthplace||Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Death (Date of Death)||5 December 2017 (Suicide by Hanging)|
|Death of Place||Camarillo, California, USA|
|Hobbies/Habits/Interests||Traveling, Shopping, Selfie Lover, Dog Lover, Internet Surfing|
|Favorite Clothing Brands||Calvin Klein, LOUIS VUITTON, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi Strauss & Co.|
|Favorite Gadgets||Smartphone, DSLR Camera, Smart Watch, DJI Mavic Drone|
|Education Qualification / Degree||Not Known|
Family, Relationship, Boyfriend, and Affairs
|Husband/Spouse||Kevin Moore (2016 – 5 December 2017)|
Body Measurements & Physical Appearances
5 ft 6 in
114 lbs (pounds)
|Dress Size||38 (EU)|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||9|
|Distinctive Features||Attractive Figure & Confidence|
|Gmail ID / Email ID||Not Known|
August Ames Early life
Mercedes Grabowski gave birth to Ames on August 23, 1994 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She was born and raised in Petawawa, Ontario, and eventually relocated to Colorado Springs. She spent her formative years as a military brat, including some time living close to Canadian Forces Base Petawawa because both of her parents were in the military.
When Ames was 12 years old, her father sent her to live in a group home because he didn’t believe her claims that her paternal grandpa had often assaulted her as a youngster. After high school, Ames spent a year studying culinary skills. She worked as a nanny, an animal-assisted assistant, and a horseback trainer before beginning her adult film career.
August Ames Career
At the age of 19, in November 2013, Ames began her career as a pornographic performer. She is listed as having more than 100 credits on IMDb, including works from studios including Brazzers, Elegant Angel, Evil Angel, Girlfriends Films, Jules Jordan Video, New Sensations, and Sweetheart Video. In her lifetime, she received four AVN Award nominations, including three for Female Performer of the Year.
She starred in the non-pornographic movie Model for Murder: The Centerfold Killer in 2016.
August Ames Awards
- 2015 AVN Award – Cutest Newcomer (Fan Award)
- 2015 XRCO Award – Cream Dream
- 2016 Twistys Treat of the Year
- 2017 AVN Award – Most Spectacular Boobs (Fan Award)
- 2017 NightMoves Award – Best Boobs (Editor’s Choice)
August Ames Personal life
Ames wed Kevin Moore, an Evil Angel director and producer of porn.
In the weeks before her passing, Ames claimed that a traumatic childhood had caused her to develop bipolar depression and dissociative identity disorder (multiple personalities). She said: “Some days I’ll be fine and if I’m not doing anything I’ll get these awful flashbacks of my childhood and I get very depressed and I can’t get out of bed and cancel my scenes for like a week or two.”
August Ames Death
Ames was scheduled to engage in a pornographic scene in December 2017, but she pulled out after learning that her co-star had made an appearance in gay pornography. Ames posted the following on Twitter on December 3:
Social media users criticized and abused the tweet. Ames was forced to take a cyanide pill by pansexual performer Jaxton Wheeler, who subsequently confessed he regretted it. The following tweet from bisexual Ames defended her right to pursue her sexual freedom.
Ames, who was 23 years old, was discovered dead in a park in Camarillo, California, on December 5, 2017, two days after she posted the tweet. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that she committed herself by hanging herself and suffocating. She had cocaine, marijuana, the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft), and the anxiolytic alprazolam (Xanax) in her system at the time of her death, according to toxicology findings from her autopsy. Close friends said that her suicide was caused by cyberbullying.
After her husband, Kevin Moore, persuaded journalist Jon Ronson and his producer to check into the cyberbullying that he claimed had caused Ames’s death, Ronson and his producer covered an investigation into her suicide in the Audible series The Last Days of August. In the episode, Ronson digs into the cyberbullying part of the story before focusing more on Moore’s involvement in Ames’s death by researching their previous interactions and Ames’s history of mental illness. Ronson comes to the conclusion that Ames’s bad mental health was caused by a number of persons close to her, and he finds parallels between Ames’s suicide and the fictitious suicide of the little girl in J. B. Priestley’s 1945 play An Inspector Calls.
The August Project, a hotline created by Moore, and Pineapple Support, a non-profit organization founded in April 2018 by British performer Leya Tanit, were two initiatives within the industry that were proposed to deal with the issue in the wake of Ames’s death and the deaths of several other adult performers that year.
Who is August Ames?
Canadian actress August Ames was born in Nova Scotia on August 23, 1994. She began working in the AV sector in 2013 for the movie company “P.P. Network.”
Where is August Ames burial?
Cremated. Tell people, specifically, that her ashes were strewn in a lake in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, Canada. actress and model for adult films who went by the moniker August Ames. She received two AVN Awards in 2015 and 2017 and had roles in nearly 290 films.